Paul Smith Portrait.
Inspired by his love of travel and passion for photography the two fragrances are the result of a two-year collaboration between the designer
and new generation perfumer, BarnabĂ© Fillion.
The fragrances vividly differ, but are connected by four key notes â€“ bergamot, cardamom, myrrh and tea; black tea in the case of Portrait For Women and Green Tea in Portrait For Men. The tea note, key to both fragrances, is associated with the rich aroma of Black Tea at Indian markets and the distinctive smell of Green Tea from Japan.
Portrait for Women
A fresh, green floral fragrance, Portrait for Women is crisp and light with a spicy, fruity edge, powdery heart and a musky dry down.
Top: bergamot, black tea, cardamom, black currant, peach
Heart: wild rose, jasmine
Base: myrrh, musk
Portrait for Men
Portrait for Men is a woody, spicy fragrance, characterised by a distinctive green tea note with pink pepper, cedarwood and a sweet, sensual balsamic facet thanks to tolu balm.
Top: bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper
Heart: geranium, black current blossom
Base: cedar, tolu balsam, myrrh, labdanum
Bottle design is described as elegant and timeless, inspired by ultimate travellerâ€™s accessories - a flask and a camera. The menâ€™s bottle combines silver metal and smoky gray glass, while the womenâ€™s offers golden metal and transparent glass that reveals gentle rosy fluid.
Baptiste Radufe and Karlin Caune are the models of the advertisement campaign, shot by photographer Annemarieke Van Drimmelen.
Available in 40 ml and 80ml.
Sources: iperfumer.com, apetogentleman.com, paulsmith.co.uk